**** I feel like I was a bit harsh on this before. Production does need improving but for the most part it's fairly solid. I don't care either way for the lyrics. Of course it's still amusing that it needed an X Factor performance and a music video that reeks of desperation and attention seeking to get it as high as it did on the ARIA charts but I do enjoy it. Last edited: 31/03/2014 11:12
*** When I started watching Australian Idol I loved it. I have no idea why this was the case as it was around the time that my interest in [s]popular[/s] all music was starting to wane. Nonetheless, I was really into it. I should note that I don't mean the first season, I'd never watched any of it, only knowing that Guy Sebastian & Shannon Noll were the big names from there, as well as supposedly many other names who had no significance to me, so the second season was the big one to me.
And of course, upon mentioning that, I'm sure many people are immediately aware that one of the more noteworthy contestants that year was in fact Ricki-Lee. I liked her when she was on the show. I'm not sure if it was through my own decision or rather other people around me or on the show ensuring that she was a good singer. I'm more observant nowadays, but back then? Forget about it!
She progressed quite easily along the way until the final 7 where her performance was determined by others and by extension me to be subpar. It turned out disastrously when she was seen as a shock elimination then, despite looking like potentially winning. And that was also sad because it seemed like a waste of her potential.
However, it didn't take long for me to notice that she was still on the airwaves making hits. I would later discover this site and realise that their success was for the most part not what the exposure made it out to be, but still who's complaining? That being said, I struggle to remember most of them and it's perfectly understandable.
So I can't really have any bad will against Ricki-Lee because my attachment to Australian Idol (which notably pre-dates my discovery of Ms. Addamo) and particularly that season is too strong, which is why I've found her decidedly unmemorable career stage of late frustrating. Maybe it's not supposed to appeal to me, but it still could use a bit more effort. The most interesting thing about this song is that its title is bizarrely similar to Selena Gomez's hit from a few months ago. Given the incubation time of hits, I'm sure this was conceived before that was released, so I can't help but wonder if the people behind this song are at least somewhat frustrated at the existence of a popular song that will certainly dwarf this song in all auto-complete forms and weaken its chance at standing out.
So yeah, I have no bad will against Ricki-Lee, but I'm not gonna let her get off easy if she doesn't put in the effort, in 9 years, that hasn't changed. 2.7